So, Kristin, did you always know you wanted to be a DJ when you grew up?
I get asked this question all the time! Valid question, since I own a DJ company! :) But actually, growing up I wanted to be a pediatrician, and then a teacher, and then an immunologist, and then a teacher, and then a preschool teacher, and then a teacher. My photo is a dead giveaway of that (total teacher face)!
When I actually grew up I worked at Wells Fargo Bank and thought I would work there for a lot of years. After that was a no go, I became a Realtor. My husband, Adam, was a home builder and it was perfect that I be the Realtor for all of his projects. I was a Realtor for about 5 years and it was great! I learned A TON and it was very fulfilling. When the market crashed in 2007 we had decisions to make - ride it out or roll the dice. We rolled the dice.
Adam had always been a hobby DJ (since he was 14!) and in a road trip conversation we decided that DJing should no longer be a hobby - it should be our family's business. And so we went for it!
Truth be told, I have never wanted to be a DJ. And spoiler alert, I am not a DJ (never really have been). But I will tell you what - I have gained more growing a company from the ground up than I ever could have in any other profession. So here is what I have become, now that I a tried & true grown up:
It has been a wild ride with so many highs & lows and lessons along the way. I am ever so grateful that we rolled the dice all those years ago. This career IS what it's all about.
Thanks for listening!
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